Meeting Our Renewable Energy Targets

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The good news is that the UK is well on its way to meeting its renewable energy targets. New analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows renewable energy, particularly from wind power, on the rise and electricity generation from … Continue reading

The UK’s tri-party climate change pledge

Posted on February 20th, 2015

The UK will have its first General Election in five years this May and although no political party has officially launched its campaign. Yet the media presence of the party leaders as well as other key figures is very much … Continue reading

Wind Power: Beneficial nationally and locally

Posted on February 12th, 2015

Energy generation via wind continued its strong showing in Scotland in January 2015 with the country’s instillations generating enough electricity to power 146% of Scottish homes. The data released last week also showed that wind turbines produced a 27% increase … Continue reading

Pro-Renewable U.K.

Posted on February 5th, 2015

In 2014 the Prime Minister David Cameron stated that the UK population were “basically fed up” with onshore wind farms whilst explaining his party’s plans to block any new development of this type. The Conservative Party has since stated that … Continue reading

Scotland’s appetite for renewable energy

Posted on January 29th, 2015

It is well known that in 2011 the Scottish Government set the target that by 2020 100% of the country’s electricity demand to come renewable sources. At the same time an interim target was set of 50% of the country’s … Continue reading

Reducing our fossil fuel reliance

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

A new study by analysts Cambridge Econometrics, commissioned by RenewableUK, has found that in 2013 electricity generated from wind reduced the country’s dependence on imported coal by an estimated 4.9million tonnes and imported gas by 1.4billion cubic metres. The report … Continue reading

Long term planning benefits all

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Denmark installed their first wind turbines in the 1970s when the global oil crisis shocked the import dependant nation into searching for new energy solutions. So it should not come as much of a surprise that almost 40 years on … Continue reading

Reducing our carbon footprint

Posted on January 9th, 2015

New official statistics from National Grid show that wind generated clean electricity was produced in record amounts in 2014. It generated enough electricity to power more than 6.7 million households in the UK – just over a quarter of all … Continue reading

21st Century Success Story

Posted on December 17th, 2014

December 2014 will be remembered as being a great month for Renewable Energy in Scotland. First it was announced that in the first six months of 2014 renewable energy was the main source of electricity generated in the country. Then … Continue reading

Energy’s Richest Source

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Scotland continues to raise the bar when it comes to renewable energy production. After the announcement last week confirming that electricity from wind energy was the largest providing source in the first half of 2014, new figures released by WWF … Continue reading